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Falcom President Says The Trails Series Narrative Will Be Around 90 Percent Complete At The End of Kai no Kiseki

All good things must come to an end, including the fantastic series of Trails games, as Falcom president Toshihiro Kondo revealed during the Taipei Game Show 2024 that the end of the upcoming entry in the franchise, The Legend of Heroes Kai no Kiseki -Farewell O Zemuria- will mark the 90 percent mark for the series’ narrative, according to Chinese outlet 4Gamers via translator, Hansuke.

This is pretty significant as Toshihiro last said that the finale of The Legend of Heroes: Kuro no Kiseki II Crimson Sin, aka The Legend of Heroes: Trails Through Daybreak‘s sequel, was at 70 percent. This means that Kai no Kiseki will be a huge game if not in size but in the narrative, as the 13th mainline entry will contribute a whopping 20 percent to Trails’ overarching story.

No plot details were revealed,  but Kondo did say that Kai no Kiseki will be the official end of the series’ Republic arc and  “will solve [many] of the mysteries surrounding the continent of Zemuria.”While it sounds like the series may be ending soon, for Western players, we have a lot of time until that happens as the first game in the Republic arc isn’t even out, which is set to kick off the second half of Trails’ narrative in the upcoming game, The Legend of Heroes: Trails Through Daybreak.

The original Japanese release first launched in 2021 on PlayStation consoles; in that time, three years have gone by, so knowing the time of Falcom’s current (that could honestly be improved) localization process, we might not get our hands on Kai no Kiseki in English until 2027. So, if you’re looking to get into the series for the first time, there is no rush. You still have plenty of time.

The Legend of Heroes: Kai no Kiseki -Farewell O Zemuria- is set to launch on unspecified platforms in Japan and Asia markets sometime in 2024. As for the series’ upcoming English release, The Legend of Heroes: Trails Through Daybreak is launching later this summer on PC, PS4, PS5, and Nintendo Switch. Localization for the game’s sequel has still not been revealed.